Student Opportunities and Activities

Come have fun with students and faculty from the Mathematics and Statistics Department.
Meetings: 12-12:50pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Location: Gildemeister 329
Contact for More Info: April Kerby

Open to all. Hear how students, faculty, and professionals in industry are solving interesting problems in mathematics, statistics and mathematics education. Free pop and cookies!
Seminars: 12-12:50pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month
Location: Gildemeister 155
Contact for More Info: Steve Leonhardi 

Famous professionals from the fields of Mathematics, Statistics, Math Education and Data Science visit WSU and give presentations intended for a general audience.
Date: TBA
Location: WSU campus
Contact for More Info: Steve Leonhardi 

The WMMC is a team-based mathematical modeling competition held at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. It's a lot of fun, and previous WSU teams have done very well.
When: Mid-October
Location: UW-La Crosse
Contact for More Info: Sam Schmidt 

Experienced Minnesota teachers share their expertise with fellow teachers during the 50 talks and sessions at the Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics Fall Conference.
When: Mid-October
Location: Rotating sites within Minnesota
Contact for More Info: Nicole Williams 

Take a trip to learn how mathematics and statistics is used in industry. Past industry visits have included 3M, Medtronic, Mayo Clinic, and Target. Highly recommended by past graduates!
When: Fall Assessment Day
Location: TBD
Contact for More Info: Chris Malone 

Students present research projects, meet fellow students, and hear about new mathematics at the Fall Conference of the North Central Section of the Mathematical Association of America.
When: Mid-October
Location: Rotating sites within Minnesota
Contact for More Info: Eric Errthum 

Undergraduate students present their research and hear about new mathematical ideas during this two-day conference. Multiple simultaneous sessions and the "Math Face-Off" game make this conference fun for potential and experienced majors.
When: Early November
Location: St. Norbert College (De Pere, WI)
Contact for More Info: Joyati Debnath 

Teams of three work on challenging math problems. WSU teams compete against students from schools throughout Minnesota, the eastern Dakotas, and southern Canada.
When: Early November (practices start in October)
Location: WSU Campus
Contact for More Info: Chris Phan 

Visit a regional graduate school with programs in both Statistics and Mathematics. Chat with grad students and faculty, learn about projects, and funding. Sophomores and Juniors encouraged to attend.
When: Veteran’s Day
Location: TBD
Contact for More Info: Chris Malone 

Individual national mathematics competition. Typical national median score is 0 out of 120. Come challenge yourself! Participants from WSU complete the exam on campus throughout the day.
When: First Saturday in December (practices start in October)
Location: WSU Campus
Contact for More Info: Chris Phan 

Over 700 undergraduate students present their mathematical research at the poster session at this national conference. Great networking for graduate school. WSU travel funds possibly available.
When: Early January (between New Year’s and the first week of classes)
Location: A major metropolitan area in the U.S.
Contact your research advisor for information. 

Undergraduate women learn about careers, graduate schools, REUs and research projects in mathematics and statistics at this three-day conference.
When: Late January
Location: University of Nebraska (Lincoln, NE)
Contact for More Info: April Kerby 

The MCM is a contest where teams of students use mathematical modeling to find solutions to real world problems. Great experience for those intending to go into industry!
When: Early February
Location: UW-LaCrosse
Contact for More Info: Sam Schmidt 

Bring a friend or three! Free dinner provided by Math/Stat department. Come and have fun hanging out with other WSU students and faculty.
When: Early February
Location: Holzinger Lodge
Contact for More Info: Lee Windsperger

Be a judge and evaluate high school science projects by students from southeast Minnesota and western Wisconsin. This is a great experience for future teachers and looks great on a resume. Student judges needed!
When: Late February
Location: Either WSU Campus or St. Mary’s Campus
Contact for More Info: Tisha Hooks 

Undergraduate mathematics and statistics conference. Students can present projects and learn new mathematics from keynote speakers and students.
When: Mid-April
Location: College of St. Benedict / Saint John's University (Collegeville, MN)
Contact for More Info: Aaron Wangberg 

Department students share their project posters and presentations at this university-wide celebration of undergraduate research by WSU students.
When: Mid-April
Location: WSU Campus
Contact your research advisor for more information. 

Teams of students work for 24 hours to un-earth meaning from big data in order to answer questions for the competition's industry partner.
When: Mid-April
Location: WSU Campus
Contact for More Info: Chris Malone 

Teachers from throughout Minnesota high schools and two-year colleges share their expertise with fellow teachers at this conference held in Duluth. A great experience for future teachers.
When: Late April
Location: Rotating sites within Minnesota
Contact for More Info: Nicole Williams

Come enjoy a cook-out and great food with other students, department majors and faculty before finals begin! Games, food, and fun provided!
When: Late April
Location: Lake Park in Winona
Contact for More Info: April Kerby 

The banquet recognizes award and scholarship recipients, department honors and distinguished graduating students, and the induction of students into Pi Mu Epsilon and Mu Sigma Rho.
When: Late April
Location: Kryzsko Commons
Contact for More Info: Lee Windsperger 

Students present their undergraduate or REU research and compete for cash awards at the national conference of the Mathematical Association of America. WSU travel funds possibly available.
When: Early August
Location: A major metropolitan area in the U.S.
Contact your research advisor for information.